Ok...this is it I'm ready to take the social networking plunge. As we all know, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. So here I go...I'm going to bare my soul and admit the obvious, I am TOTALLY UNCOOL! I'm old (over 50 and no longer counting), I'm fat, I have gray hair (but at least I have hair!)...and I'm sad to say my social net worth is even worse than all that ....I've never used facebook, I don't own an iphone, i don't teether myself to an ipod (I don't even know how to use an ipod), I don't know if I'm supposed to twitter or tweet or twit (but I do know I like developerWorks peeps).....I'm a hopeless anti-social (networking) mess. As you'll see in My developerworks profile I am a former runner and one of my running goals was to always stay one step ahead of Oprah! Well, I hear Oprah is on Twitter, so that's it... I think the time has come for me take my "beat Oprah" goal to a whole new level...watch out Oprah...I'm headed to Twitter!
Fortunately, in addition to beating Oprah on Twitter, I believe my uncool soul can really be saved thanks to some very exciting work going here at IBM called My developerWorks and Smarter Planet. I invite you to join me on my road to recovery and social networking capitalization and crowded wisdom (or something like that)....gee I'm not sure that's sounds quite right.....as you can see I could use a little help from my friends....Bob, Bran, Ami, Peter, Heather, PK....feel free to step in here and help save me (and help build a smarter planet).
By the way, my boss Stephanie is convinced I don't have any (social networking) friends. As I've learned as you get older, when all else fails, it doesn't hurt to pull out the sympathy card. SO PLEASE (please, please) come join me as a colleague on My developerWorks and help me build my professional network...help me save some face.... help me build some smarter, social capital.
OK...that's it's for now....until next time....remember friends to Think...Think Smarter...Think Cooler...and at least for today (Happy Earth Day!)...Think Green! Being 100% Irish I think I have the Think Green thing pretty well covered...but if you need help, check out our Green IT Report.